I bloody love ice cream. Rain, hail or shine, it's always ice cream time in my opinion! But, I am also allergic to cow's milk and eggs. Growing up, my only option was lemon gelato and while it certainly has its place, try explaining to a 10-year-old why they have to have lemon gelato when everyone else is chowing down on chocolate ice cream.
Cue 'Not Just Gelato' in the K-Mart Plaza in Moonee Ponds. It's super close to my house and I physically can't walk past without stopping for an icy treat. They have an excellent range of dairy and egg free gelato, as well as a few vegan ice creams. YUM.
My absolute fave combination is a scoop of passionfruit and a scope of the vegan, sugar-free, vanilla. The service is fast and friendly and they have a few seats so you can sit and enjoy. They also serve coffee, cakes, smoothies, juices and some sandwiches. There is a small indoor playground right next door, which is perfect if you want to enjoy a quiet coffee while the kiddies play.
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!